Europe’s Seas are “Neglected and Abused”

On June 25, 2020, the European Environment Agency (EEA) released a report noting that “... Faced with the increased threats posed by overexploitation of marine resources, pollution and climate change, urgent action is needed to bring Europe’s seas back to good condition … we are running out of time to reverse decades of neglect and misuse. We still have a chance to restore our marine ecosystems if we act decisively and coherently and strike a sustainable balance between the way we use of seas and our impact on the marine environment … The condition of our seas determines their capacity to supply, amongst others, oxygen, food, a habitable climate, and certain raw materials, and it also supports our recreation, leisure and health …” #PlasticWaste